It is really not my habit to complain about the price of something and do not wish to add more to the already large amount of complaints about the bugs and missing features, but this time I think 2kgames are going way too far.
2.99$ for a map or 9.99$ for four maps?
7.49$ for 2 animated characters, a few animated unit icons and one 100-turn scenario?
4.99$ for only one of those animated characters (Babylon)??? (you sell the 2 others and a "map" for 2.49$ more)
That is a total of 23$+taxes just to have 3 civilizations that have been included with previous games for free and you still end up with less maps than in Civ4. And, disregarding the fact that the multiplayer is buggy as hell, the maps do not even work in multiplayer, not even the earth map.
We are not in 2000 anymore, people expect to have something worthwhile for their money (specially on Steam, like the current Half Life Episode 2 deal for 1.99$).
I really respect the Civilization franchise, but I'm already not happy about having spent 60$ (with taxes) for a game with less features than it's predecessor (no hotseat and broken multiplayer)... Ain't 85$ (with the expansions, 90$ cad) a bit too much?
Just wanted to say that, even if it probably has already been said.